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Rouge Garance Passé
Nov 1st, 2011 | | Aesthetics | Colour Ranges | No Comments

Horticultural Colours (1)

Rouge Garance passé (Dull Madder Red) - the colour of the faded trousers of the French Line Infantry I have written about important collections of colour on several other occasions - most recently Werner's...

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Gloss samples 3
Nov 1st, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (15) – ‘PARSONLOID’ Cellulose Lacquer

A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for posts dealing with Water...

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Parsons' Water-Tex Paint - some effects
Oct 31st, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (14) – ‘WATER-TEX’ Plastic Paint

A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for posts dealing with Water...

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Caspar Grey
Oct 30th, 2011 | | Aesthetics | Colour Ranges | 7 Comments

The Perfect Grey (or is it “Gray”?)

A sequence of very pale Pure greys produced by Papers and Paints (SC371-SC375). The sequence continues in gradual steps to off-black It is generally accepted that "Grey" is the English spelling for an achromatic or...

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Parsons' 'Mosaico' Metallic Paint
Oct 11th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (13) – ‘Mosaico’ Metallic Paint

A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for posts dealing with Imitation...

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British Standard Camouflage Colours 1
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 14 Comments

Wartime Camouflage Colours

BS987C: 1942 - Camouflage Colours (1) This is a 'toe-in-the-water' blog. By that I mean that it makes no claim to be a definitive study of British camouflage colours of World War II, merely a distillation of my...

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Thomas Parsons' 'Phaltic' Bituminous Paints
Oct 2nd, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 1 Comment

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (12) – ‘Phaltic’ Bituminous Paints

'Phaltic' Bituminous Paints A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for...

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Chinoiserie - Flowers
Sep 4th, 2011 | | Paint Technical | 6 Comments

Gilt Leather

Gilt Leather - probably English. Second quarter of the 18th century "The distinct relief in which the patterns could be embossed, the brilliancy of colour of which the leather was susceptible, the high burnish which...

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Parsons' Graining colours
Aug 27th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 4 Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (11) – Graining

A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for posts dealing with Imitation...

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Oxford Ochre ground in a mortar
Aug 25th, 2011 | | Paint Technical | 2 Comments

Oxford Ochre

Ochre In common with that other family of pigments dug out of the ground, the umbers, those that were designated ochres saw constant use in house-painting from the earliest times. Not only were they readily...

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